Six Steps to Loving Your Church
Starting on April 23 we will have a special lesson series during adult Sunday school. The series is titled “Six Steps to Loving Your Church” and makes use of material prepared by Matthias Media. Class meets in the auditorium beginning at 9:15 a.m. I hope you will be able to join us.
The series is described as “a stimulating video-based course that will help people to change their whole mindset about church—to learn that ‘loving’ your church doesn’t just mean enjoying it or liking it, but actively serving and loving the people who are the church in whatever way possible.”
Some of us really love our churches, some of us aren’t so positive, and for many of us that feeling can change from week to week. This six-session program is about how to love your church whether you’re feeling enthusiastic about it or not. It’s about the mindset we take with us as we go to church each week, and how that mindset is expressed in a multitude of ways, big and small. In particular, it’s about the part that we all play as God’s people in loving, serving and building each other up, Sunday by Sunday. We all have a ministry—the ministry of the pew.
Each session contains a mix of discussion, Bible study, video input and prayer, along with simple exercises to help you put the ideas into practice on Sunday. Over the six sessions of the course you will cover subjects such as:
* Your current attitudes towards church, and how they are expressed
* What the Bible says about the meaning and purpose of church
* What it means to love your church and the people who go there
* How all of us can be active encouraging servants before, during and after church, rather than just consumers or spectators.
Here is the list of chapter titles for “Six Steps to Loving Your Church.”
1. Walking into church
2. Building in love
3. Get ready to build
4. Love over coffee
5. Loving the outsider
6. Loving your church